Philadelphia Funk Authority: Award Winning Dance and Party Band

Involved in music since piano lessons at age 5 and playing in bands starting at age 15. Traditional music training led to a classical background on trombone. On the road with various bands on bass guitar starting at age 18 and began a very long and diverse but parallel career as a professional musician and airline pilot.

When the airline industry was shaken after 9/11, Gary branched out in the music business and founded both a vintage guitar company and a production company in New York City, producing high-end events including two Super Bowls. Gary also founded the Philadelphia Funk Authority in 1998 in his vision of what a great dance and party band should be. 20 years later Philly Funk is still performing to enthusiastic crowds at upwards of 100 events each year.


Brianna ‘Brie’ Parry is the co-band leader of the Philadelphia Funk Authority. Brie assists in wedding and event planning, and is also the lead female vocalist.